Wednesday, November 26, 2014

11-25-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1100-Fire drill at the school
1230-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2130-met the ferry,  assisted the 2 hunters on the island , patrolled
2230-met the ferry, patrolled
 
 
Tip of the Day.....With the Holidays and snow on the way remember to take your time and drive safely.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

11/24/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - patrolled island and met ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
0950 - responded to 32 Whitehead St. for audible alarm sounding.  Building secure, spoke with owner on phone.
1050 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1100 ferry.
1135 - responded to 123 Upper A Street for a vehicle complaint.  Spoke with complainant.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
1945 - responded to area around Hussey Rd. for possible down wire.  Found telephone wire and tree in middle of road.  Removed both from roadway.
2130 - met ferry and patrolled island.

***Remember to get your flu shot***
 

 

Monday, November 24, 2014

11-23-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor                                                       

0700- arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, Checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled
1100- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1230-met the ferry, patrolled
1430-patrolled the back side of the island
1530-met the ferry, cleaned the vehicles
1645-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
1750-met the ferry , checked the Community Center
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130- met the ferry, patrolled
2230 met the ferry, patrolled around the island

Tip of the day............first real snow storm of the season later this week...Drive safely !!
11/22/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Rose
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
found lost item returned to its owner
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1540 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked TEIA
checked DPW
checked Battery Steele
2015 met ferry
assist FD with medical call on Island Ave
2230 met ferry
2330 checked American Legion
checked Lions Club
 
Please keep an eye out for your neighbors who may not be getting out as much this time of year,
if you know someone who needs to be checked on, give us a call.

 
11/21/2014 Day Class   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach 
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0920 - completed on-line training.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1230 - met ferry.

1430 - met ferry.
Shift change with Ofc. Letarte (Evening)
Shift charge with Ofc. Rose (Late Shift)

Friday, November 21, 2014

11/20/2015   Ofc. Richardson

0700 met ferry
shift change with PFD
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0900 attempted to serve paperwork on Hussey Rd, discovered subject left the island
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 patrolled island with PFD
met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 patrolled island with PFD
met ferry
1949 island resident involved in an accident on Brackett Ave.  Upon arrival witnesses identified driver who fled the scene.   Driver located a short distance away and arrested for OUI.  Reports completed
2230 met ferry
 

Black ice is a threat this time of year especially to the older folks who live with us, please sand and salt your walkways and steps, remember not everyone has the same level of balance as you!!!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

11/19/2014   Ofc. Richardson

Day shift
0700 shift change with Officer Lauterbach
0800 met ferry
0900 burglar alarm sounding on Ocean Spray Rd
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
upon request of the hunters the sign was put out on Welch St
1215 met ferry
1414 met ferry
shift change with Officer Hawley
 

11/19/2014 Ofc. Richardson

Night shift 
2130 shift change with officer Hawley
attempted service of paperwork from out of state jurisdiction
no contact, lights off building appears vacant.
checked DPW
2200 checked Battery Steele
2230 met ferry
2320 checked TEIA
checked Lions Club
checked American Legion
 
While checking the public parking lot I noticed two sets of keys still in the ignition,
the first step in protecting your property starts with you!!
 
 

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

11/18/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1920 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2020 - responded to 49 Winding Way for a medical transport.  Patient transported to fireboat without incident.  Report taken.
2130 - met ferry.


***Quick Tip***The question was posed to me a couple of times in the last week or so, but island tags only allow your vehicle to be driven on the island.  If work is to be performed on your vehicle on the mainland, you must have your vehicle towed to the shop the work is being performed on.  The vehicle is considered unregistered once on non- island roadways.
11-17-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St Lot
0945- met the ferry, shipped vehicle in town for service
1100-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1230-met the ferry, patrolled the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645- met the ferry checked the Lions club
1750-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1930- met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked on a suspicious person on Welch St.
2130- met the ferry, patrolled
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center

With cold weather approaching please do no leave your pets outside for extended periods.

 

Monday, November 17, 2014

11/16/2016   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - patrolled island and met ferry.
0945 - patrolled backshore and met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1400 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2200 - checked DPW property.


***Quick Tip***Remember to check your chimney, have it cleaned and serviced.
11-15-2014   Ofc. T. O'Connor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, medical the inn at Peaks
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
2245-patrolled, checked the Community Center, call on Luther St for intoxicated subject.

Consider adopting a fire hydrant during the winter months.  All hydrants need to be shoveled every storm.  Any help from the community to keep the hydrants clear is greatly appreciated.
  

   
11/14/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0815 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
follow up to case 14-10353, New Island Ave
1730 met ferry
notification made on Brackett Ave
1915 met ferry
checked Battery Steele
2015 met ferry
checked DPW
checked TEIA
2115 met ferry
reported fight at the school playground, playground empty upon arrival, no one seen walking in the area
2230 met ferry
checked Lions Club
checked American Legion
 

Winter is upon us folks... please move any items from the side of the road that may interfere with snow plowing efforts.

Friday, November 14, 2014

11/13/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- Shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0720- Inn on Peaks Fire Alarm sounding-contractor on site-dust/smoke set alarm off-all clear
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0815- Peaks Elementary for morning play/pledge of allegiance
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1030- bldg/equip maintenance
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1300- follow up w/ADA on previous cases
1430- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1520- stopped and spoke with Islander
1610- PFD trainer to Community Center-helped set up for CPR refresher course
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
1945- breaking down CPR training
2030- met ferry-PFD trainer to CBL-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 
Health Tip of the Week

Helping Someone Quit Smoking

If someone you know is trying to quit smoking, there’s a lot you can do to help.  Simply being supportive and available to lend an ear is a big part of the process. 
Sometimes the best thing you can be is a sounding board for whenever a bad craving strikes.  Here are some tips to help make these transitions easier.

Helping Someone Decide to Quit
  • You can gently encourage someone who smokes to quit.  Think of your comments about smoking as only one event that moves that person toward quitting.
  • Start any discussion of quitting in a gentle way.
  • Let the person know why you want him or her to quit. Give the person reasons that are as important to him or her as they are to you. (Try "I want you to be with us for long time" rather than "I'm tired of cleaning your dirty ashtrays.")
  • One good way to begin is to mention a new treatment option you have heard or read about.
  • Make it short (less than 5 minutes).
  • Ask whether there is a way that you can help him or her quit.
  • Repeat your attempt every 6 to 12 months.  

Thursday, November 13, 2014

11/12/2014

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0915 traffic stop on new island ave
"no you can't ride while standing on the rear bumper of a moving vehicle..even if it is only 200 yards"
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1230 unattended death Oak Ave
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2100 patrolled island with PFD
checked Community Garden
2115 met ferry
2230 checked Lions Club
checked DPW
checked American Legion
 
Even today in the age of GPS and digital mapping, having house numbers clearly visible from the street will save first responders a lot of time coming to your aid

 

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

11/11/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
 
0700- Shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0910- 11 Oceanspray Rd alarm sounding-house secure-no one responded
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-deer hunters to DPW
1300- training-equip maint
1430- met ferry-Deer hunters from DPW to ferry
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island-spoke w/family member of 11 Oceanspray-key holder identified/contacted re:alarm
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
 
 

Health Tip of the Week
 
Top 10 Ways to Take Charge of Your Health and Health Plan Services
 
1.  Establish a relationship with a primary care physician - before you need one.  The more your doctor knows about you, the better care you are likely to receive when you're ill.  Be honest and thorough in talking with your doctor about your health, your lifestyle and your personal and family health history.
 
2.  Ask questions.  You have the right to ask your doctor what a procedure involves, how much it costs and if it's medically necessary.  Ask whether equally effective, less costly alternatives are available.
 
3.  Learn how to practice self-care.  More than 80% of all health problems can be cared for in the home.  You should know how to recognize common health problems, what to do when they occur, when and where to seek appropriate help, and how to prevent health problems from recurring.
 
4.  Check your Provider Directory. Make your health care provider participates in the network.  It's a good idea to call the provider's office for verification.
 
5.  Know your prescriptions.  Make sure you tell your doctor and pharmacist about all drugs prescribed to you, so they will know if a new drug may have possible unfavorable interactions with those you are taking.
 
6.  Use the Emergency Room for medical emergencies only.  Emergency department care is many times more costly than care provided in a doctors' office.  However, if you feel your health or life are in jeopardy, you should go to the ER immediately.
 
7.  Learn about your illness.  Ask your physician for information about special diets or physical activities that would be helpful.  If you are on medications, ask about possible side effects.
 
8.  Carefully read your Certificate of Coverage and Summary of Covered Benefits.  Know and understand your healthcare benefits.  If you're not sure a service or procedure is covered, refer to your benefits materials or call member services.
 
9.  Review bills carefully.  If you're in the hospital, have a friend or family member keep track of your tests, medications and supplies you use - or do it yourself if you feel up to it.  After you leave the hospital, ask for an itemized bill and compare the charges with your records.
 
10.  Live a healthy lifestyle.  Eat a sensible diet; wear your seat belt; obtain recommended preventive care; perform monthly breast or testicular self-exams; get enough sleep; don't smoke; exercise at least three times a week and if you drink alcoholic beverages, do so in moderation.
 
11/10/14   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1630 -patrolled island and met 1645 ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1720 - checked DPW property and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2230 - patrolled back shore and met 2245 ferry.


***quick tip***please remember that the Welch St. lot has a 72 hour -parking limit.

Monday, November 10, 2014

11-09-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
0900-met the ferry, put the winter flags on the fire hydrants
1230-met the ferry, checked on a smoke alarm sounding Island Ave.
1430-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club, checked the Welch St. lot
1750-met the ferry, medical call Elizabeth St..
1930-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
2030-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
2230-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 

Tip of the day......check your dog..make sure they have Tags on them with contact information on them.
11/08/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 -met ferry and patrolled island.
0850 - spoke with organizer of Sacred and Profane event for tonight.
0900 - Residential alarm for 11 Ocean Spray.  Building was secure, and no one came to the door.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1520 - vehicle accident in front of Hannigan's Market.  Report done. No injuries.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1800 - responded to area of Battery Steele for a 911 hang-up.  Very crowded due to Sacred and Profane event, but nobody looked in distress or sought us out among the crowd.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2010 - responded to area of 30 Knickerbocker Rd. for a bonfire.  FD determined it was fine as it was a small cooking fire.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2345 - met ferry.

***Sacred and Profane brought out a lot of people and the event went off with out any issues.***
Quick tip- People have asked me in the past, but island  tags are for island use only and will not allow you to drive on the main land.

 
11-07-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, lost dog turned in
0945-met the ferry, located the dogs owner
1100-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, gave extra attention to Welch St.
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the Community Center,
1930-met the ferry, follow up on a barn fire complaint Knickerbocker Rd
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130- checked the back side of the island
2245-met the ferry, patrolled

 

Consider keeping warm clothing and a flashlight in your vehicle during the winter months.  It may be helpful should your vehicle break down in the cold weather.

Friday, November 7, 2014

11/06/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
checked TEIA
1100 criminal mischief report taken on Welch St. 
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1745 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
follow up to DTE report 9/2
2230 checked American Legion
checked Lions Club
 
The new days the health center is open, days are now Monday and Thursday

(A BIG THANK YOU TO KITTY AND STAFF) 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

11/05/2104  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1005- Bldg/equip maintenance
1030- Ladder 12 backshore
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-PFD Shift change
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-checked bars-Inn on Peaks
 
 

Did you remember to change your smoke detector batteries for the daylight savings change over? Have you checked/cleaned your chimney and/or serviced your furnace? Do you have a working carbon monoxide detector? Have you put readily visible numbers out on your house so that we may find you in the event of an emergency? 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

11/04/2014  Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 assist motorist with a lockout of their car at the Community Center
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
patrolled island with PFD
checked TEIA
1515 met ferry
1600 follow up to Sundays domestic dispute
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked DPW
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 checked American Legion
checked Lions Club
 
A big thank you to all who voted
 
just a reminder to check your smoke detector batteries

(change your clock, change your batteries)

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

11/03/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-spoke to owner of car unattended in ferry line-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry
1000- tagged unregistered-abandoned vehicle in Welch St handicapped lot (purple Subaru wagon)
1015- phone call from D/V victim looking for guidance on process going forward-referred to Detectives for follow up
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1130- Community center visit w/the Portland Rec knitters
1230- met ferry-Crash report #14-3256 Taxi vs. parked car minor damage
1300- Public Works PFD Tank 12/Hose storage
1430- met ferry-spoke w/Owner of abandoned vehicle left in Handicapped lot-car has dead battery and WILL be moved.
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
Peaks Island Health Center
87 Central Ave.
Hours: Monday and Thursday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM
Kitty Gilbert, Family Nurse Practitioner, provides care for all ages.
Please call either 766-2929 or 874-2466 for an appointment.
The Health Center Board's Communication Committee is working with MMP Family Practice and the Southern Maine Area Council on Aging to plan a workshop on "Advanced Care Planning", open to the Peaks community. We hope to schedule the presentation in November or early December. Details will be forthcoming on Island email lists and posters, as soon as they are available.
We are happy to let the community know that our partnership with MMC is going very well, indeed, with more and more Islanders using the Health Center for their primary care, and many relying on it for their urgent medical needs. This is very important as we look to the future, hoping that this relationship will work for our community for many years to come.
Please note that winter hours have begun: the Health Center will be open two days a week: Mondays and Thursdays. As always, on days the Health Center is closed, Health Center patients may be seen at Maine Medical Partners Family Practice on Congress St. by calling the same number
 

 

Monday, November 3, 2014

11/02/2014   Ofc.   Robert Lauterbach
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1645 - met ferry.
1730 - patrolled island and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry and checked Lion's Club.
2050 - responded to 6 Tolman Rd. for a verbal argument.  No crime committed at this time.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - responded back to 6 Tolman Rd. for DV assault.  Suspect arrested without incident and transported to fire boat.

***Quick tip***Never touch a down wire.  Always call police or fire dispatch.  874-8575 or 874-8576.

11-01-2014   Ofc. T. Oconnor
 
0700-arrived on the island   
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. parking lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1245-met the ferry , closed a shed door Pleasant Ave
1430-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1745-met the ferry, checked the back side of the island
1930-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2330-medical call/Transport Island ave.


Where light colored clothing and carry a flashlight when walking at night.

 
10/31/2014   Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1345 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1430 - relieved by Officer Richardson
1430 shift change with Lauterbach
1515 met ferry
1600 served paperwork on Ledgewood Ave
1620 stopped a vehicle on Luther St only to find out it had just been registered :)
1700 trick or treaters out in full force, lots of great costumes
1800 met ferry
patrolled island
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
shift change with Officer Lauterbach
2245 - returned back to island.
2345 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0030 - checked DPW property.
0115 - responded to area of Jones Landing for a loud group.  Nobody around and all quiet when arrived.

***Quick tip***Remember to get your flu shot.

 


10-30-2014   Ofc. T. O'Connor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, patrolled
0945-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day.....Its Halloween...lots of kids on the road after dark...Drive slow and safe!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

10/29/2014   Ofc. Richardson

 
0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
checked TEIA
2015 met ferry
Per complaint public parking lot ticketed,as was Island Ave
checked Lions Club
2115 met ferry
checked DPW
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion

 
Please check to make sure the tires on your car are ready for the upcoming winter season.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

10/28/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor

0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island-caught up with Islander and passed on info to them from Victim/Witness advocate
1100- met ferry-fueled cruiser
1215- statement from Islander requesting Criminal Trespass and Cease Harassment for a neighbor. Paperwork drawn up
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1600- tagged abandoned vehicle on Herman Ave for towing
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- patrolled Island
2030- met ferry
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
0630- barking dog complaint called in from Inn on Peaks-dog with owner at cafe quieted

 
From Michelle Brown:

For those of you that are interested in what is going on with the Peaks Island raccoon population but could not make it to the informational meeting last night with the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife (DIFW) representatives, I am submitting this synopsis of the major points that were talked about at the meeting:
·         The representatives from DIFW were Peter Herring, the Game Warden for this area, and Corrie Sterns, a wildlife biologist knowledgeable about raccoon behavior and natural history,
 ·         Peaks Island has a healthy population of raccoons that do not appear to be carrying rabies or any other diseases,
 ·         Raccoons are native to Peaks Island and would make it to the Island on their own (they can swim) so it is not feasible or legal to rid the Island of all raccoons. They would just repopulate the Island naturally in the near future,
 ·         There are no natural predators of raccoons on the Island except for birds of prey that may take a baby raccoon. However, the greatest mortality factor of raccoons on the Island would be other raccoons because they are highly territorial and would kill other raccoons that are invading their territory, 

·         If raccoons do become more numerous on the Island, they will not become more aggressive, we will just see more of them,
 ·         Raccoons are not strictly nocturnal. They can also be out during the day looking for food, especially if they have kits (baby raccoons) to feed,
 ·         There is some concern that the transfer station open dump containers may be providing food and attracting raccoons. This is an item that could be looked into further,
 ·         It is criminal offense to poison raccoons (or any other wildlife) in Maine. Poisoning is nondiscriminatory and could kill other animals such as dogs, cats, hawks, owls, etc.  It is also a very cruel, painful, and inhuman way to kill an animal,
 ·         Cats and dogs are not on a raccoon diet;
 ·         It is illegal to trap and move or trap and kill wildlife in Maine unless you are permitted to do so by the State. Also, discharging a gun on Peaks Island is illegal. However, if you have an issue with a particular individual animal that is threatening you or your property (e.g. chickens), the local police can be called and are authorized to dispatch the animal from your property,
 ·         The first step for us in solving the raccoon “problem” is to make food unavailable to them on our properties. Actions like locking up your garbage, putting your bird feeders away at night or hanging them on raccoon proof stands, sturdily built chicken coops that prevent raccoons from entering, and not putting pet food outside are simple ways to keep raccoons uninterested in visiting your property. A very good list of how to manage your property and chickens so as to not attract raccoon visits can be found at: http://www.maine.gov/ifw/wildlife/human/lww_information/raccoons.html
Corrie and Peter, as DIFW representatives, would like us to take this first step above to see if that will alleviate the problems we are having with raccoons thereby encouraging raccoons to keep to the natural sources of food found on the Island. For example, there is ample food coming in on each tide for raccoons to forage on Peak’s beaches. Meanwhile, they will take our concerns back to their colleagues at DIFW to determine if a raccoon population study for Peaks would be beneficial at this time. They will also monitor the situation to determine if, sometime in the future, a culling program might be necessary.  They also suggested that if anybody has any other concerns or additional questions, to send them to me at brownmichh@aol.com so that I can contact them to report the concern and/or find an answer to your questions. 
Thanks to all who asked great questions and provided useful information at the meeting last night, to Carol Eisenberg and Kathleen Hayward who brought this issue up originally for discussion, and all who are willing to find a way to live with the wildlife that is sharing the Island with us.     ---Michelle

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

10/27/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
debit card turned in, left a message with owner
0830 met ferry
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1900 attended part of meeting with Game Wardens about nuisance animals
raccoons)
1930 met ferry
checked TEIA
2015 met ferry
checked DPW
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
checked American Legion
checked Lions Club

 Just my two cents on most nuisance animals... it's the opposite of the theme from field of dreams movie (if you build it they will come)  if you offer them food they will come...often!!  if you don't put out food, and your neighbors don't put out food... they will go somewhere else...(usually).

Monday, October 27, 2014

10/26/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor

0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry
1230- met ferry
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1450- supplemental report filed
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island

 A reminder from Kathleen Hayward:

 

    Monday, October 27 at 6:30 there will be a community meeting in the MacVane Community Center.
 
    Representatives of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries And Wildlife will attend. There has been much discussion on the PI List about raccoons and theactual and potential danger they pose. It is hoped Islanders will turnout in significant number, similar to the great number of sightings and reports of damage reported at the beginning of the month.
 
10/25/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach

0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1230 ferry.
1420 - engine 12 training.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry and patrolled Brackett Ave.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry and checked DPW property.
2245 - met ferry.

 ***Quick reminder***Please remember that the Welch St. parking lot has a 72 hour parking limit.
10/24/2014   Ofc. O'Connor

0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. parking lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1430-met the ferry, patrolled
1530-met the ferry, lost item returned to a subject at the station
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
1930-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
2030-met the ferry, patrolled
2130-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center

Using reflective numbers to mark your street address can reduce confusion and quicken emergency response to your home.

Friday, October 24, 2014

10/23/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach

0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1045 - patrolled Central Ave. and met 1100 ferry.
1230 - met ferry.
1300 - spoke with subject at station house who was inquiring if they had a warrant.  Dispatch was able to advise that he didn't.  He was on his way.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry and patrolled Brackett Ave.
1645 - met ferry.
1750 - met ferry.
1900 - patrolled island and met 1930 ferry.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry and checked DPW property.
2245 - met ferry.

***Quick reminder***Make sure you check your smoke detectors.
10-22-2014   Ofc. T. O'Connor

0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, checked on Seagull on Seashore Ave.
1230- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1430-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1530-met the ferry, assisted a subject on Welch St. , patrolled island
1645-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, patrolled
2030-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
0200-checked on an alarm 180 Island Ave.

 Tip of the day.....lets keep our pets safe...don't leave them out when you leave the island 

Thursday, October 23, 2014

10/21/2014   Ofc. Richardson
 
0700 shift change with Oficer Tylor
0800 met ferry
Patrolled island with PFD
0830 assist PFD with medical call on Ocean. (TRANSPORT REFUSED)
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
Checked TEIA
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
Checked DPW
2115 met ferry
2230 checked Lions Club
Checked American Legion

heating season is upon us.. is it time to clean your chimney?? (better to do it now than when snow is on your roof)

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

10/20/2014   Ofc. Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson
0800- met ferry-spoke w/CBL re:car parked unattended in line. owner appears to have gotten on 0715 boat and left vehicle illegally parked.
0830- Island at Sunset resident in area asked for check to see if her stove had been left on-nothing amiss.
0840- illegally parked vehicle in Car ferry line ticketed and tagged for tow due to being unregistered-vehicle parked on Island Ave also tagged for tow due to being unregistered.
0930- Pleasant Ave -area of #67 loose donkey and horse reported, rounded up and secured in round pen w/PFD assist-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1400- Criminal Mischief report-3 flat tires on truck in one week span.
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1715- Engine 12 training
1755- Engine 12 down to boat
1830- CERT meeting at Community Center.
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry
 

Health Tip of the Week

A Simple Way to Stay Healthy

Hand washing doesn't take much time or effort, but it offers great rewards in terms of preventing illness.  Adopting this simple habit can play a major role in protecting your health.
Rub your hands vigorously for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and remember to scrub all surfaces, including the backs of your hands, wrists, between your fingers and under your fingernails.  

Monday, October 20, 2014

10/19/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
Patrolled island with PFD
0800 met ferry
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1230 Seashore Ave resident reports her mailbox damaged during the night, report completed.
1515 met ferry
checked TEIA
1630 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
checked DPW
2115 met ferry
2230 checked Lions Club
checked American Legion

Now that most of the summer guests have left for the season.. be a good neighbor and keep your eyes open near their property... if you notice something out of the ordinary, give us a call.

10/18/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change--received a copy of a flyer w/note from MIT Professor re:all day/night party for "Sovereign State of # Ferguson" written over a map of Peaks Island. Several Islanders aware of "party invitation to 46 Winding Way" stated that they had seen the event on twitter and were concerned at the size of a crowd should they respond and come to the Island-Shift commander notified.
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island-S/A to Winding way-no activity
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island-S/A to Winding Way-no activity
1330- met ferry-spoke w/band member retrieving guitars forgotten after Wedding
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island-S/A to Winding Way-no activity
1645- met ferry
1700- 46 Winding Way-attempted to contact Professor Jackson re:Islander finding his backpack in road
1750- met ferry-checked wedding venues
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked wedding venues
2030- met ferry-checked wedding venues
2130- met ferry-patrolled Island-checked wedding venues
2245- met ferry-patrolled Island
2300- 46 Winding Way-spoke w/Professor Jackson re:backpack found in road
2315- checked bars
2345- met ferry
 
Cold and Flu season is upon us. If you are in the category of people who are at risk, remember to talk to your health care provider and get your flu shot. If you are running a fever please remember the close quarters on the ferries and stay home if you think you are contagious.
 

 
10/17/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0920 - patrolled island and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - cleaned ambulance and truck bay.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
1920 - met 1930 ferry.
1945 - special attention check for DPW.  Tank 12 parked outside all night.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2245 - met ferry. 


***Quick tip***Please remember to lock your vehicles and keep any valuables out of eye sight when left in your vehicle.  

Friday, October 17, 2014

10-16-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0945-met the ferry, checked the back of the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the community Center
1230-met the ferry, patrolled
1430- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1530-met the ferry, patrolled
1645-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2030-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2130-met the ferry, patrolled
    
Tip of the day.......use common practices to minimize the risk of spreading infectious disease, cover your cough, wash hands often.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

10/15/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled Central Ave.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1445 - spoke with two individuals at intersection of Welch and Island.  Dispatch advised that the male subject had two warrants.  He was arrested without incident.
1645 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2020 - checked DPW property and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.


***Remember to wash hands thoroughly.  It's the beginning of flu season.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

10-14-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. parking lot
0945-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1230-met the ferry, patrolled
1430-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1530-met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1645-met the ferry, patrolled
1750-met the ferry, patrolled
1930-met the ferry, checked around the island
2030-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2130-met the ferry, gave special attention to Welch St
2245-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
 
 

Tip of the day ..Turning the clocks back this week...make sure to check the batteries in your smoke detectors!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10/13/14   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 assist PFD with rider falling off a horse, casualty report completed location, Seashore and Trefethen
1000 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
Got a call from lost day walkers at the TV tower.  Picked them up and brought them back to ferry landing.
1915 met ferry
Checked TEIA
2015 met ferry
Checked DPW
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
Checked Lions Club
Checked American Legion
 
Golf carts are meant to carry 4 adults...the brakes are not designed to stop any more weight than that.

 
10/12/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-PFD shift change
0745- follow up on case #14-9389
0900- Bldg-equip maintenance
0911- call from Ledgewood St resident
0915- call from Ledgewood St resident
0950- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-spoke w/several Islanders
1430- met ferry-managed car ferry line-busy from wedding guests departure
1450- complaint re:overloaded golf cart
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry
1710- Bldg/equip maintenance
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
2215- patrolled Island-checked bars
 
With Daylight savings time coming soon it's a good time to replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. While you are at it, we would love to suggest that you display large visible numbers on your home so that, in the event of an emergency, we can easily locate you.

 
!0/11/14   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
Traffic warning on Welch St.
1300 patrolled island with PFD
1415 met ferry
1600 checked well being of child on Welch St.
1700 met ferry
1800 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
Checked TEIA
2115 met ferry
Checked DPW
2230 met ferry
Drinking in public warning on Welch St.
Checked American Legion
 

Please do not ride in or on any trailer or camper while it's being towed..this also includes riding in a truck with no doors while on the back of a flatbed wrecker..
10/10/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0900- Vehicle maintenance
0945- met ferry
1050- 51 Prince Ave-rock wall knocked over-owner declined to file report-putting wall back into place-appears to be vehicle attempting to turn around in driveway hit wall with bumper-knocking over wall and wooden planter
1130- patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1300- Bldg-equip maintenance
1330- spoke w/group from NYA on school trip
1430- met ferry-spoke w/several Islanders-have had several conversations about recent visitor to Peaks who left a rambling letter posted around the Island. They were concerned about his mental health.
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1600- spoke w/Islander familiar with visitor experiencing possible mental health issues and she states that he got help from his doctor through the college he teaches for. He is currently off Island.
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1755- checked Seashore Ave and vicinity for a report of a small blue pick-up speeding-unable to locate-checked Seashore and passerby reported there was no traffic on Brackett Ave in either direction
1810- w/Engine 12 to 14 Luther St for a cat stuck in a chimney
1815- w/Engine 12 to 28 Lower A St for a grill fire-burned itself out-propane shut off
1829- back to 14 Luther St-Travers Tuttle responded and freed cat from flue in chimney
1920- 11 Ocean Spray 10-80- side door alarm. Owner home-forgot the side door was alarmed.
1935- met ferry-spoke with Wedding party groups
2030- met ferry-spoke w/Islander re:ongoing civil issue-they wanted to voice their concern about the situation
2130- met ferry-checked bars/wedding venues
2245- met ferry
2300- stopped on Welch St for a keep the peace at 146 Ledgewood while Dad attempted to retrieve/check the well being of a child who had not returned at 2230 as had been agreed upon. Ended with arrest #14-9389 multiple charges. Endangering the Welfare of a Child x3, Assault, Refusing to Submit-Criminal Trespass 
0130- Fire Alarm sounding for Library-investigated and nothing found by Lt Wallace
 

Peaks Island Health Center
87 Central Ave.
Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM 
10/9/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1045 - patrolled island and met 1100 ferry.
1245 - hosted Peaks Island Elementary School for fire prevention week.  Tour of station house, fire apparatus, and fire boat. 
1500 - patrolled island and 1530 ferry.
1640 - responded to area of 18 Ryefield St. for an alarm sounding.  Found that it was coming from 5th Maine Regiment.  Work was being performed in building.  Alarm was reset.
1750 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2030 - met ferry.
2130 - met ferry and patrolled island.


***Quick Tip***Be sure to check your fire extinguishers. 

Thursday, October 9, 2014

10-08-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor

0700- arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1000- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1200- met the ferry, patrolled
1400- met the ferry, checked for a loose dog on Island Ave.
1500- met the ferry, patrolled
1600- met the ferry, checked the area around DPW
1700-met the ferry, Gave special attention to Welch St.
1900- met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2000- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2100- met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2200-met the ferry, patrolled
Tip of the day....Keep your dogs on a leash.

10/07/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - patrolled Central Ave. and met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled Brackett Ave. and met 1230 ferry.
1420 - responded to area of 36 Luther Street, resident reported that her two young children wandered away from home while mom was upstairs.  Children found a short time later at a neighbors home. 
1645 - met ferry.
1720 - patrolled island and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2015 - patrolled island and met 2030 ferry.
2130 - met ferry.
2230 - walked next door to check community building.



***Quick tip*** With flu season approaching, make sure you get this years flu shot.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

10/06/14   Ofc. T. OConnor
 0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, assist a subject at 89 Central Ave.
0900- met the ferry, keep the peace call Welch St.
1100-met the ferry patrolled
1200-alarm Call Torrington Point Rd
1400-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1500- met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1600- met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1700- met the ferry, patrolled
1900- met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2000- met the ferry, patrolled
2100- met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2200- met the ferry checked the Community Center

Tip of the Day...cold and Flu season is here ...wash your hands often.

Monday, October 6, 2014

10/05/14   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Letarte
0800 met ferry
0830 patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1330 met ferry
(extra ferry)
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
Patrolled island with PFD
1735 met ferry
1945 met ferry
2000 warned motorist about headlights on Island Ave.
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
 
As it gets darker earlier this time of year... if your golf cart is not equipped with headlights it should be off the road earlier as well.  
 

 
10/04/14  Ofc. Rose Day Shift

0730-1500 Met ferry / patrolled island

10/04/14 Ofc. Richardson Evening Shift

1500 shift change with Officer Rose
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2050 located a male screaming on Welch Street, this subject was known from past dealings and was told to keep quiet.  He walked home without incident.
2115 met ferry
2230 shift change with Officer Letarte
 
Quiet late shift


There are no tolls on any island roads.  Leaving any amount of change in plain sight in your vehicle is a poor idea as it invites m/v burglaries.
10/03/14   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach  Day Shift
0700 - arrived on island. 
0720 - patrolled island and met 0800 ferry.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1215 - patrolled island and met 1230 ferry.
1430 - relieved by Officer Connolly.

10/03/14   Ofc. Connolly  Evening Shift
1430 hours: shifty change
1440 hours: patrolled island
1530 hours: met ferry
1550 hours: patrolled island
1645 hours: met ferry
1705 hours: patrolled island
1845 hours: patrolled island
1930 hours: met ferry
1950 hours: patrolled island
2015 hours: patrolled island
2030 hours: met ferry
2130 hours: met ferry
2245 hours: shift change w Ofc. Rose

Quiet late shift.

Tip of the day:  Make sure to service your boiler.  They should have yearly cleanings to avoid potential carbon monoxide issues, or frozen pipes.


Friday, October 3, 2014

10/02/2014  Day Shift, Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - met ferry and picked up firefighter partner.
0800 - met ferry.
0830 - patrolled island.
0930 - follow-up at 76 Island Ave.
1100 - met ferry.
1210 - follow-up 89 Pleasant Ave.
1340 - engine 12 run to Inn at Peaks for alarm sounding.  Construction workers set it off.

1430 - relieved by Officer Connolly.

10/02/2014  Evening shift, Ofc. Connolly
 
1430 hours: shift change
1440 hours: patrolled island
1515 hours: patrolled island
1530 hours: met ferry
1645 hours: met ferry
1750 hours: patrolled island
1930 hours: met ferry
2030 hours: met ferry
2045 hours: patrolled island
2130 hours: met ferry
2145 hours: patrolled island
2245 hours: shift change

Thursday, October 2, 2014

10/1/2014   Ofc.   Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0930 - medcu 12 run to P.I. Elementary school for a child who fell and cut his chin.  Treated on scene.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1230 - met ferry.
1420 - patrolled island and met 1430 ferry.
1530 - met ferry.
1600 - medcu 12 run 26 Sunset Rd.  Treated at scene.
1700 - Ladder 12 training at DPW.
1710 - responded to Hannigans Market for a shoplifting call.  Subject arrested for theft and transported to the fire boat with out incident.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2130 - checked DPW property.


***Quick tip***It's fire safety week, so everyone should think about having an exit plan from their home in case of an emergency.  
09/29/2014   Ofc. Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0920 - patrolled island and met 0945 ferry.
1100 - met ferry.
1230 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1645 - met ferry.
1930 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2030 - met ferry.
2115 - patrolled island and met 2130 ferry.
2315 - engine 12 run to 55 Central Ave. for alarming CO2/fire detector.  Seemed to be a faulty detector.
0030 - engine 12 run back to 55 Central Ave. for the alarm going off again.
0110 - engine 12 run back to 55 Central Ave. for the alarm sounding off again. 


***Quick reminder***Island vehicles can only be driven on an island.  If repairs need to be done with the vehicle it must be towed from CBL to the repair shop.  We do not have anything that we can give you to allow you to drive an island vehicle on a non-island road way.
09-28-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1000-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1100-met the ferry, lost dog on Seashore Ave.
1200-met the ferry, patrolled
1400-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1500-met the ferry, Medical call/ transport on Island Ave.
1600-met the ferry, lost dog turned in from Welch St.
1700-met the ferry, patrolled
1900-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2000- met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
2100-met the ferry, patrolled
2200-met the ferry, checked around the island

Please remember to have your chimneys cleaned and inspected prior to the winter heating season. This may save you and the rest of the Island from a preventable fire.
 

 
09/27/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
Patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1330 assist PFD with propane leak on Seashore Ave.  A 250 lb propane tank that had recently been filled,sprung a leak due to rust on the bottom.  The tank had to be watched until all the fuel had leaked out.
2015 met ferry
2045 called to the inn to remove an unruly guest.  The guest, suffering from mental illness, was escorted off the property.
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
Welch St resident called to report a fight in front of his home.  Upon arrival I found five members of a wedding party who, no doubt had just been involved in a fight.  The aggressors, two brothers were escorted away by other wedding guests.
2330 met ferry
0040 called to a Prince Ave home to find one of the brothers involved in a fight earlier, being asked to leave by the occupants.  After a brief period the subject was convinced that leaving was in fact his best option (yes, alcohol was involved.... lots of alcohol).

If you are a propane user have your supplier inspect your tank for damage or rust.  A brief look could save you a lot of grief at an inconvenient time.
09/26/2014   Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Richardson-patrolled Island
0800- met ferry-PFD shift change
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1020- 140 Reed Ave Medcu 12 transport
1130- checked well being of elderly resident walking up Welch St-no assistance wanted/needed-just taking his time.
1230- went to meet ferry-Medcu 12 call to peaks Elementary-transported
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-assisted with broken down vehicle in traffic circle-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-checked wedding venues and bars
2130- met ferry-checked wedding venue and bars
2245- met ferry-911 hang up call area of 1 Island Ave as group from boat walked through-no one found in distress-no answer on call back-neighbors noticed small group of young teens "wandering" they were out earlier in the evening and headed for their friend's "dome home". They were dropping friends off at boat and heading back to their friend's home (quiet and orderly group).
2345- met ferry-checked bars-large,very loud wedding party arrived-reminded that this is a community and they need to be aware of the residents in the area.
0030- American Legion on Welch St-bartender asked that a 10-95 man be removed-he was FI'd and left the Island on a water taxi.
 
 

Even though it seems like summer is (almost) over we still encourage you to document your bikes and lock them up. We are still having difficulty locating house numbers on many houses. The numbers need to be readily visible from the road. Even if you don't have an emergency at your home, your house number, through the process of elimination-may be the one that helps us find the house in dire need of emergency services.  

Friday, September 26, 2014

09/25/2014  Officer Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 met ferry
Patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1630 met ferry
1735 met ferry
1915 met ferry
Patrolled island with PFD
Checked DPW
2015 met ferry
Checked TEIA
2115 met ferry
2230 checked Lions Club
Checked American Legion
 

Winters coming are your cars tires ready; and please check to make sure the front of your property is ready for DPW snow removal efforts.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

09/24/2014 Ofc Rumery-Taylor

0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0830- Lyndon Rd for complaint of loud sound from construction site caller feared an accident had happened-all fine on site. Nothing else found in area
0900- complaint of loose dog near 3 Central Ave Ext. No loose dog found-owner located and understands his dog, if loose, cannot leave his property unsupervised.
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1045- Bldg/Equipment maintenance
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry-patrolled Island
1830- PIC meeting w/candidates and representatives
1935- met ferry
1950- back to PIC
2035- met ferry-took candidates/reps to ferry-patrolled Island
2125- Medcu 12 to 24 Adams St-check well being-possible lift assist
2135- met ferry
2250- met ferry




For more information about this year’s seasonal flu visit


http://www.cdc.gov/flu/  and http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/season/index.htm                                                                                         

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

09/23/2014   Rob Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry and patrolled island.
0945 - met ferry.
1100 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1210 - participated in online department training.
1430 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1530 - met ferry.
1645 - met ferry.
1720 - patrolled island and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2030 - met ferry and patrolled island.
2115 - checked DPW property and met 2130 ferry.


Quick reminder--- it's not too early to get your flu shot.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

09-22-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry assisted subjects at the bottom of Welch St.
0900-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
1000-met the ferry, Medical call Alderbrook Rd.
1100-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
1200-met the ferry, patrolled the area around the school
1400-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1500-met the ferry, patrolled
1600- met the ferry picked up supplies
1700-met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW
1900-met the ferry, checked the area around the Lions Club
2000-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
2100-met the ferry, patrolled
2200-met the ferry, checked the Community Center, patrolled

With cold weather approaching, remember to have your chimneys cleaned and inspected prior to using your wood burning stove.

Monday, September 22, 2014

09/21/2014   Robert Lauterbach
 
0700 - arrived on island.
0800 - met ferry.
0825 - patrolled island.
0940 - returned found property to guest at Inn at Peaks.
1100 - check well being call on Ocean Spray Rd.  Unable to make contact.
1215 - patrolled island.
1230 - met ferry.
1430 - met ferry.
1530 - met ferry and patrolled island.
1645 - met ferry.
1720 - patrolled island and met 1750 ferry.
1930 - met ferry.
2015 - patrolled island and met 2030 ferry.
2130 met ferry.


Quick reminder- Island vehicles must have up to date insurance.
09-20-2014   Ofc. T. OConnor
 
0700-arrived on the island
0800-met the ferry, checked the Welch St. lot
0900-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
1000-met the ferry, patrolled the back side of the island
1100-met the ferry, checked the area around the school
1200-met the ferry, followed up on a call for a loose dog on Seashore Av.
1400- met the ferry, patrolled the area around DPW
1500-met the ferry, checked the Lions Club
1600-met the ferry, gave special attention to Welch St.
1700-met the ferry , patrolled
1900- met the ferry, well being check on Upper A. St.
2000-met the ferry, patrolled
2100-met the ferry, checked the Community Center
2200-met the ferry, patrolled around the island
 
 
 

Tip of the Day....time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors.
09/19/2014    Ofc. Richardson

0700 met ferry
0800 shift change with PFD
Patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1000 assist FD with medical call on Whaleback Rd.
1045 met ferry
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
1515 met ferry
1600 report of intoxicated group on a golf cart driving erratically,
group located and spoken to (no alcohol involved), cart was overloaded with passengers.
1630 met ferry
1700 warning issued to Luther St. resident for no registration
1735 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
Checked Lions Club
Checked American Legion
2330 checked Battery Steele
 

As parking at the front of the island is at a premium and cars are tightly packed on Island Ave please give drivers a chance to see you when you step out from between parked cars to cross the street.

Friday, September 19, 2014

09/18/2014   Ofc. Richardson

0700 shift change with Officer Taylor
0800 shift change with PFD
Patrolled island with PFD
0930 met ferry
1045 met ferry
Checked TEIA
1215 met ferry
1415 met ferry
s/a to Alderbrook Rd. location
1515 met ferry
Lost set of keys turned in
1630 met ferry
Report of an alarm sounding on Ledgewood Street, unfounded
1735 met ferry
911 hang up call on Bracket Ave.
1915 met ferry
2015 met ferry
2115 met ferry
2230 met ferry
Owner of lost keys located and returned
Checked Lions Club
Checked American Legion
 
Winter is approaching, it's time to start thinking about those items in front of your home that may interfere with the cities snow removal efforts.
 
Peaks Island is having a flu shot clinic on Wednesday, October 8th from 830 am to 2 pm
at the Community Center

(that's 0830 to 1400 for you military types)

Thursday, September 18, 2014

09/17/2014   Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- met ferry-PFD shift change
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0830- Bldg/equip maint
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1320- patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1930- sidewalk in front of Post Office/Peaks Island Golf Carts blocked by returned golf carts-owner contacted-arrangements made to move golf carts immediately
1935- met ferry-patrolled Island-spoke with several Islanders upset by blocked sidewalk
2035- met ferry-patrolled Island
2135- met ferry-patrolled Island
2245- met ferry-patrolled Island
 
 
With Fall and the return to school come a new set of fall illnesses and the flu. Please remember to avoid spreading illness to your neighbors and friends. See the CDC link for more info.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

09/16/2014  Ofc Rumery-Taylor
 
0700- shift change w/Ofc Lauterbach-PFD shift change
0730- complaint re:crates left on dock-notified and immediately removed by responsible person
0800- met ferry-patrolled Island
0945- met ferry-patrolled Island
1100- met ferry-patrolled Island
1230- met ferry-patrolled Island
1430- met ferry-patrolled Island
1530- met ferry-patrolled Island
1645- met ferry-patrolled Island
1750- met ferry
1910- patrolled Island
1930- met ferry-patrolled Island
2030- met ferry-patrolled Island
2130- met ferry
2200- patrolled Island
 

September is Charcot-Marie-Tooth Awareness Month in Maine
 
What is Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT)?
  • It is the most common type of inherited peripheral neuropathy that results in a progressing loss of muscle tissue and touch sensation in the arms and legs
  • It can vary greatly in severity, even within the same family
  • It affects nearly 2.6 million people worldwide, including several men and women here in Maine
  • There is no known cure, although physical therapy, occupational therapy, and moderate physical activity is beneficial
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth is named after three physicians who were the first to describe it back in 1886
If you're looking for an outdoor activity with a view, register for the 5k walk happening on Peaks Island, Sunday 9/21.  The walk starts at 2:45PM outside the Inn on Peaks, just off the ferry landing.  After the walk, participants will be invited to a light reception where there will be a silent auction and naming of the mascot.  For more information about CMT or to register for the walk and activities on Peaks Island, Sunday, September 21st, click on the links below.